The 2013 Lariat Reading List
The Best of 2012’s Adult Fiction
-- signifying outstanding fiction published during 2012, meriting special attention from readers.
Benaron, Naomi, Running the Rift. Algonquin Books.
For Jean Patrick Nkuba, growing up and training for the Olympics are intertwined with Rwanda's political descent into genocide, forcing him to learn powerful lessons about ethnicity, love and hope.
Blake, James Carlos, Country of the Bad Wolfes. Cinco Puntos Press.
Three generations of Wolfes drift from 1820's New England to Revolutionary Mexico to the Rio Grande valley. This swashbuckling saga is rife with unexpected romances and all manner of mayhem.